Bob Brown

Bob is a graduate of the WORLD Journalism Institute’s mid-career course.

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A man’s fight

Movie | Fatherhood wins by a knockout in boxing sequel Creed II
by Bob Brown
Posted 11/26/18, 02:18 pm

The special screening of Creed II that I attended allotted two rows for the press. The remaining seats were filled by folks organizers evidently brought in to whoop it up. And why not whoop it up? Adonis “Donnie” Johnson (Michael B. Jordan) is a handsome, chiseled warrior who puts his heavyweight boxing title and his life on the line against a massive Russian puncher. Donnie is the Greatest American Hero for the new millennium.

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A father’s love

Movie | Story of a drug-abusing boy and his relentless father is painful to watch
by Bob Brown
Posted 11/20/18, 12:23 am

Beautiful Boy is difficult to watch. It hurts on many levels. Based on the dual memoirs of David Sheff and his son, Nic, the film despairs that a drug addict can ever kick his habit. Nic gets clean for a while, but again and again chooses to shoot up with crystal meth. As surely as highs crash, so too recoveries collapse, the film seems to say.

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Battling unbelief

Movie | Indivisible showcases the ministry of military chaplains and their wives
by Bob Brown
Posted 11/14/18, 11:09 am

Picture a war-movie hero, and who comes to mind? Rambo with an M16, or a reverend with an M. Div.? In Indivisible, a military chaplain gets to be the hero.

The new film from Pure Flix Entertainment is based on a true story, but it isn’t a typical war movie. The battles that Army chaplain Darren Turner (Justin Bruening) and his wife Heather (Sarah Drew) fight are to save marriages and souls. And throughout the entire film no soldier ever swears like a sailor. (There’s no sexual content, either.)

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